Excerpt: Referring to white evangelical Christians and Mormons as "the twin pillars of the GOP," author and scholar Mark R. Silk told some 300 Sunstone Symposium attendees that although the two groups are often at odds theologically,their members both tend to embrace a political ideology he called "restorationism." "The restorationist ideal is as old as time," said Silk,professor of religion in public life at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.,and author of "Spiritual Politics: Religion and America Since World War II." "It has at its heart the desire to return to the golden age,whenever that was," Silk continued. "Restorationism recreates the world as its devotees imagine it once was." Read more: http://www.deseretnews.com/m/article/765592318

 

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Excerpt: Referring to white evangelical Christians and Mormons as "the twin pillars of the GOP," author and scholar Mark R. Silk told some 300 Sunstone Symposium attendees that although the two groups are often at odds theologically,their members both tend to embrace a political ideology he called "restorationism." "The restorationist ideal is as old as time," said Silk,professor of religion in public life at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.,and author of "Spiritual Politics: Religion and America Since World War II." "It has at its heart the desire to return to the golden age,whenever that was," Silk continued. "Restorationism recreates the world as its devotees imagine it once was." Read more: http://www.deseretnews.com/m/article/765592318

 
 

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